PRESS RELEASE May 18, 2020: This morning, the AFL-CIO filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in the U.S. Court of Appeals to compel the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an emergency temporary standard (ETS) protecting U.S. workers against the coronavirus. The petition demonstrates that thousands of workers have been infected on the
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2020 California Labor Federation Contact: Steve Smith 510-326-4644 firstname.lastname@example.org California Labor Federation Stands with Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Demanding Uber, Instacart and Other Gig Companies Reclassify Workers as Employees Warren tells CEOs, “You have a responsibility to protect [workers’] health and the public’s health” during the COVID-19 Pandemic Oakland, CA — Today the California
For Immediate Release: November 30, 2018 Contact person: Rudy Gonzalez, (415) 794-0377 San Francisco Public Service Workers Coalition Urges City Leaders to Invest $415 Million Revenue to Address Income Inequality San Francisco – In response to yesterday’s announcement that the City of San Francisco will be refunded at least $415 million in property tax revenue from
For Immediate Release Contact: December 12, 2017 Tim Paulson, (415) 716-6383 The San Francisco Labor Council is saddened by the sudden passing of Mayor Ed Lee. Mayor Lee served San Francisco during
This morning, before a courtroom packed with supporters, an immigration judge ordered the release of Hugo Mejía, a beloved Bay Area construction worker detained by ICE six months ago when he showed up to work on a construction project at Travis Air Force base.
President Trump took another giant step towards the fracturing of our nation today. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the “rescinding” of DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals). Congress has until March 5, 2018 to enact changes in the current immigration law to protect 820,000 current DACA recipients and the more than 11 million residents in
White supremacists will be coming to our city on Saturday, August 26th. We must stand up and make clear hatred, racism and bigotry are not welcome in San Francisco. As we expressed in our official statement, the recent events in Charlottesville call upon us all to speak out boldly against white supremacy, neo-Nazism, and white
Labor Stands with All Who Fight White Supremacy August 14, 2017 – The recent events in Charlottesville call upon us all to speak out boldly against white supremacy, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism in all forms. Racism, anti-Semitism, hatred, and fear should have no home in America. We grieve for the lives lost and pray for
On behalf of the 150 unions of the San Francisco Labor Council our hearts and prayers go out to the UPS workers, victims, and their families on the tragedy that occurred yesterday in San Francisco.
California Labor Urges Congress to Stand Up for Good Jobs, Reject Fast Track Legislation for Trade Agreements